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Are Chocolate Chip Cookies Worth Their Salt?

Most people, even irregular bakers, have a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. And I suspect the most popular go-to is Nestle Toll House recipe. It comes on the back of the bag of Nestle chocolate chip, which is of course consumed in its entirety, and it makes for nice, flat, soft and crunchy cookies. That […]

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Dorie’s Snowy-Topped Brownie Drops

Classic debate: cookies or brownies? Well regardless of your answer, Dorie has you covered.

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Dorie’s Two-Bite One-Chip Cookies

There are plenty of types of cookies out there with all sorts of wacky flavors and compositions. However, if I was going to say what is essential in a cookie recipe, I think a cookie must have: Fat, like butter or oil Sugar, or a sweetener with sugar in it Flour or some other primary […]

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Dorie’s Moroccan Semolina and Almond Cookies

My cupboard, spice rack, and fridge door are filled with half-used ingredients from the past decade: we make a recipe that just needs a tablespoon of this powder or that extract. I wish I could just forget about it, but they take up space when I’m looking for something else. So when I find a […]

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Making Dim Sum from Scratch

Some people claim to have “dessert stomachs” where they can always find room for cake or ice cream even after a meal. I, on the other hand, have a “dim sum stomach”. At most meals, I usually eat about as much as other people. However, as the steamer trays fill the table, my appetite and […]

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Food Discoveries in Europe

Fish and Chips in London. Croissants in Paris. Pizza in Rome. Sausages in Bavaria. Gelato in Florence. On our trip across Europe, we gathered plenty of food recommendations to truly experience the different cuisines. Some we missed. Some were as expected. Some were duds. Some were great. However, we did have a couple surprise hits […]

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My 2019 Recommendations

2019 has been a very different year of likes from 2018. In 2018, I had a pile of video and tabletop games that I had to debate amongst to fit in. This year, I’m grasping at games. In 2018, I wasn’t totally happy with my book choices. Yes I liked Crucial Conversations, but it isn’t […]

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Cook Without a Recipe

In my last post, I started reviewing my 2019 goals with the easiest one: playing more games. I’m continuing this trend from easy to hard by reviewing my cooking goal. Cook without a recipe once a week

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Finding the Best Impossible Burger

I love the Impossible Burger. I advertise it on this blog. I recommend it to my coworkers. I have taken every member of Julie’s immediate family to try it. On those grounds, I would consider myself a super-fan except that I have met an even greater fan. My friend Alex, in 2 weeks, ate 10 […]

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No More Milk Pail

For the last few years, Julie and I have kept roughly the same routine for grocery shopping. On the weekend, we plan our meals for the week, assemble our shopping list in our shared Reminders list on our phones, then go shopping. Typically, we would first go to the Milk Pail, a local European-style market, […]